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Creston News           February 15,  2019





the above photo was taken around 2007. The store changed owners in February of 2014 and then, again, on January 1st of 2016, with a few familiar faces behind the counter ! Excellent food and friendly service, plus a mini-market.  They have on hand some delicious cookies, and brownies (baked in house) ::::  check out the counter ! 

Creston Area  Calendar of Events

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SAVE   the   DATES:: 1. Library Book and Bake Sale being held at the Community Center March 14th - 16th.
                              2.  Garden Club Plant and Bake Sale at the Garden   April 13th    details are below !
                               3. Women's Club Spaghetti Feed  on Friday, April 26th  5 - 7:30 PM  details are below !

NEWSFLASH ::  The Rodeo Board presented a check for $5000  to the CATCH Community Center Building Fund on Saturday  Dec 15th  at the 9th ever CATCH  Dinner Party.  WOW  !   Thank you to everyone on the Rodeo Board, especially to James Granthum and Bob York - they presented the check to the applause of 85 attendees. James' sons actually served our delicious Mexican buffet dinner. The dessert auction was amazing, probably over $2000 raised !!

Newsflash:  the Creston Market has a new phone #  - you can call in your orders for delicious deli sandwiches, enormous Breakfast Burritos ( only $6.28 !!), and Pizza ! -  805-835-5016

NEWSFLASH::  I have posted the addresses and phone numbers of our elected officials on the contact page.

DID  YOU  KNOW THAT  THE GARDEN CLUB  HAS AN AREA INSIDE  THE COMMUNITY  VOLUNTEER  GARDEN  WHERE CELEBRATION - MEMORIAL - HONOR  TYPE ENGRAVED  BRICKS ARE  INSTALLED ?  It is located at the main entrance, around the three birch trees that are in a huge raised planter !  Anyone can personalize a brick and help support the Community Garden Club - which uses proceeds to maintain and improve our gorgeous community garden - which is sort of like the only real  "park" located here in our Creston area !! Applications to create a personal brick are right there at the entrance to the Garden - which is located on Swayze Street, next to the Rodeo Grounds, and for more info on this idea, please call Judy at  805-226-9489. I have purchased two bricks so far -  one that honors friends and family, and the other that honors the memory of my two beloved BLM Mustangs, who were very dear to me, of course ! The cost for three lines is $75.  I am guessing that there are over 50 bricks in that area so far.

The Creston Advisory Body meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month inside the Church Sanctuary. Check out their web site for details  ( see my Links / Contacts page ) and the Bulletin Board for the Agenda that is posted 3 days before their meeting. The agenda is also posted inside the local Library ! All sorts of reports are given, such as Police, Fire, District 5 - Debbie Arnold, etc. If you have any questions, check out their informative web site - the address is on my Links and Contacts page ( see button above ).
For those of you new to Creston, the Library is open on Tuesdays from 1 - 7  pm, Thursdays noon - 6 pm, and Fridays 10 am  - 4 pm. You can order whatever you want ( books, CDs  , DVDs, VHS movies, documentaries, pretty much ANY  magazine, etc ) by logging on to   and place your order, and then it can be shipped to the Creston Library for pick up during regular hours.  Also, did you know that you can download a book to your electronic device right  inside the Library ??

   The local Friends of the Creston Library meets at  11:30 am on the Second Thursday each month. Lots of exciting activities at the Library ! the backyard project has made some progress in the last two years: a healthy, flowering Locust was donated by the Garden Club and installed into the ground by Kay and Paul Kunzler, two lilac bushes, and a bushy guava with fuzzy green leaves all year long has been growing nicely. It does not produce flowers or fruit, YET!

Wednesday   Feb 20th    Creston Advisory Body meeting    7 PM  at the Creston Community Church.  There will be an agenda posted at the Library and on the Bulletin Board in front of the Post Office. You can be placed on to their email blast list and the agenda will appear in your inbox ! Contact Sheila - see my contact/links button above for those details.

Thursday,   Feb  28th  -  5 PM - Library - Brooke will be discussing her hike across northern Spain, with a Power Point presentation of fantastic photos - from near to the French Border, through the mountains, and onward, over 500 miles, along the Camino de Santiago, ending at the enormous Catholic Cathedral. She and her friend also spent one week in Italy, hiking and exploring the area near to Rome. Pop Corn may be served !

Thursday,  Feb  21st,  Garden Club meeting   1 pm,  at the Educated Gardener downtown Santa Margarita, but will be relocated to the Community Center in the event of rain.

Thursday, March 7th,  4 PM, Library, 6290 Adams Street, directly across from the Multi purpose building at Creston Elementary,  Mexican Tin Art Crafts, aimed at teens ages 15 and up.

Thursday and Friday and Saturday  March 14th, 15th, 16th ::  Enormous used Book, DVD's, CD's, all genres, loads of Kids books and fresh baked Goodies  ( such as cookies ) SALE -  Friends of the Library is hosting. Location is the Community Center at the end of Swayze Street downtown. The sale hours are 8 am - 5 pm on Thursday and Friday.  Then, on Saturday, sale hours are  8 am - noon. Proceeds benefit Library Programs for both children and adults, plus the landscape maintenance. The back yard design is coming along, and the Locust tree is growing. the guava bush is thriving. Thank you to Jennifer and the others for all the back breaking landscape work.

Thursday,  April 11th,  2  pm, at the Library,  the 1919 Classic Black and White film "Pollyanna", based on the book, will be shown, starring Mary Pickford. This film classic celebrates the 100th anniversary of the San Luis County Library System !  Pop Corn may be served  !

Saturday   April 13th   8 - noon    Garden Club Annual Plant and Bake Sale, located at the Community Garden on Swayze Street, which is next to the Rodeo Grounds. huge garden cart raffle.  Lots of flowers, shrubs, fruit trees, natives, succulents, etc,   plus, the largest  BAKE  SALE  you have ever seen, with lots of pies and cookies and everything else decadent.  Hosted by the Garden Club and all proceeds are used to maintain and improve our beloved Garden.

Friday,  April  26th   The Annual ( around 32nd? ) Spaghetti Feed, hosted by the Women's Club,  5 - 7:30 PM, being held inside the Community Center, which is located downtown at the end of Swayze Street, next to the Rodeo Grounds and Community Volunteer Garden. Get there early and check out all the new ID signs in front of nearly all the plants and shrubs and trees at the Garden ! The Spaghetti meal is fantastic and these ladies do an amazing job decorating and organizing. The charge to eat is a mere $12 for adults and $5 for kids. There are luscious desserts and several adult beverages for sale. The SLO Bicycle Club is hosting their annual Wildflower Bike Ride ( over 1000 bicyclists will be going on 50, 75, and 100 mile long bike rides  - this is not a race !  Please share this info with your friends and neighbors - this is a community fund raiser.  Proceeds benefit our local residents with cash scholarships awarded in early May by the Women's Club  - a tradition since the 1960's !!




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